No, but clearly lots of other people do. It'd be interesting to know why...
I guess I might want to read what I post...!
"Why does anyone care whether things are genetic or envionmental" is how the title should read.
I am excited ! I cannot wait for these responses. I do wonder myself why people care whether things are genetic or environmental, what a wonderful question!
The answer is obvious. Conservatism must be a genetic defect; who would choose to be that way?
Then why don't they? Why do they only attract the "special" people?
Who are the "special people" you speak of?
You're special I'm sure your Mother still tells you that.
Actually it's YOUR mother who tells me that, but she means it differently than you.
@ Ron "special" people? Most special people are normal arent't they?
Out of a need for control. People feel that if they can explain why something is the way it is than they can control it.
Things like addiction, propensity to violence, etc., scientists try to discover whether these things are genetic or environmental so they can be controlled, corrected. Plus things like learning certain things, there are windows of opportunity to learn language, sight, etc., it helps to know how things are learned so as ensure optimum timing on teaching, operations, etc.
Most things seem to be nature and nurture interacting. It's been discovered that some genes are switches that are turned on or off according to environmental factors.
It may not me the most popular opinion but I think people like to believe things that are bad are genetic so they can blame someone other than themselves for the problem.
Your question might be better put as "Nature? Or Nurture?"
Unless, of course, I'm misunderstanding your meaning.
My humble opinion: BOTH. However, nature plays a stronger role than nurture because it acts without and beyond our awareness and shapes our environment from the inside out. They are intertwined and it is only our self-awareness, or lack thereof that gives one primacy over the other.
By example, I have a chemical imbalance at root cause for my depression. I was unaware of why I was feeling depressed until some time into my early 30s. My behaviors and social interactions developed as they did because of how others were required to react to me, and how I acted from the standpoint of defense and coping mechanisms. So, I created the environment that furthered an existing problem.
The 'nurture' began the day I sought help, became aware and took it upon myself to alter my environment, once again, from the inside out.
The difference is this: Do you want to be the player or just be played?
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